However, Jews who have walked away from Torah Judaism may assign special significance to the work of non-Jewish, Hebrew Christian or secular Jewish scholars for various reasons. Sometimes, those observing our community marginalize Torah Jews by choosing to accept the opinions of modern scholarship, based on the number of - or type of degrees they may process. It is a shame that sometimes the casual observer may not understand or appreciate the proficiency of the Torah community when it comes to interpreting and applying our own Hebrew Scripture.
While we would rather you learned Torah truth from those who have guarded it since it was given. We chose to post these videos for those who feel the need for validation from “modern scholarly sources.” Torah Jews need no validation from those "outside" the Torah community. However, we are sensitive to the fact that sincere seekers may need affirmation from extra-biblical sources - who affirm some of what Torah Jews have known and proclaimed for thousands of years. With that said; we hope the information we have posted below will be challenging and thought provoking... and assist you in making the choice to begin learning about the rich tapestry of our ancient Torah tradition.
SIN AND SACRIFICE IN THE TORAH
These videos are from a series of lectures about sin and sacrifice in the Torah... by Christine Hayes. She is Professor of Religious Studies in Classical Judaica. Before joining the Yale faculty in 1996, she was Assistant Professor of Hebrew Studies in the Department of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University for three years. A specialist in talmudic-midrashic studies, Hayes offers undergraduate courses on the literature and history of the biblical and talmudic periods (including Introduction to the Hebrew Bible and Introduction to Judaism).
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